An Eileen Myles lecture, "Friendship: the force of community in poetry and prose." Myles discusses the role of friendship and poetry in bringing one's inner world, which she likens to the world of her early friendships with women, to the outer world, which she relates to her early friendships with men. She discusses the growing laterality of the art world and emphasizes the defining importance of context.
First class of seven taught by Peter Orlovsky in series titled, Poetry for Dumb Students. Orlovsky reads the poetry of Nikolai Klyuev. Students then read their own poetry followed by brief discussions as a class.
A lecture, "Anne Waldman as Performer And Collaborator," given by Jena Osman at Naropa University July 1 2003. Osman's lecture is centered on Anne Waldman as collaborator. Osman discusses Waldman's collaboration with such figures as Richard Tuttle, Akilah Oliver, Reed Bye, Bob Dylan et al. Osman plays recordings (film clips, CD's) of Waldman reading and performing various works.
Jena Osman lecture, "Cog-ignitions: Thinking about objects thinking." Osman discusses manually-generated and computer-generated procedural art, and objects that appear to be thinking such as puppets, computers, and poems.